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Ethical Labels

Sustainability and Fairtrade Becomes a Global Movement

by and December 29th, 2016

Sustainability is a narrative that transcends specific markets, regions and industries. It is a truly global movement that is driven by the ever increasing importance of corporate social responsibility, demand for transparent business structures, and the deeply concerning questions around food and water security and carbon footprint, resulting in unprecedented emphasis being placed on companies […]

2016 Ethical Labels Year in Review: Key Developments and Takeaways, from Clean Labelling to Cocoa

by December 17th, 2016

Few could have predicted the impact that events in 2016 would have on ethical consumerism. Clean labelling was undoubtedly the hot topic of the year. Within this, there have been a multitude of developments; however, none were as prevalent and divisive as the struggle to make GMO labelling in the US a mandated reality. Meanwhile, in […]

Global Changemakers: Real Market Impact of Empowered Consumers

by December 15th, 2016

Global changemakers are starting to put experiences, authenticity and durability before convenience and the gathering of material possessions. They are paying more attention to product labels and ethical purchasing choices. This drive to change the world for the better has boosted demand for responsible brands. Download this white paper to: Learn how online crowdfunding is […]

Euromonitor International Interview Series on Sustainable Business Models: Magda Pereira at ENERCON

by December 5th, 2016

The strategy briefing titled ‘Sustainability and New Ways of Doing Business,’ explored the growing momentum in clean energy. Euromonitor is pleased to publish an interview of Magda Pereira at ENERCON to illustrate the factors that are making it possible for wind energy to develop as a mainstream energy source. The developments are very inspiring given […]

Decoding Sustainability in the Denim Industry: Interview with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

by December 1st, 2016

The denim industry is regarded as having one of the worst environmental and ethical footprints within fashion. According to a Greenpeace report, it takes 1.7 million tons of chemicals to produce two billion pairs of jeans every year and the water consumption needed for production can go as high as 7,000 litres per one pair. […]

Sustainability and New Ways of Doing Business: The Key Message from COP22

by November 25th, 2016

COP22, the UN conference on climate change, has sent strong signals to countries expressing their scepticism about climate change, indirectly referring to the USA’s looming threat of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. While it is very important to prevent the USA from doing so, China needs to accelerate its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, which […]

The Intangible Appeal of “Natural”: Growing Consumer Interest in an Unregulated Product Label

by November 25th, 2016

In recent years, brands and retailers have been scrambling to meet growing consumer desires for “green” product features, such as organic, recyclable, fair trade, and sustainably produced. Driving these desires is an increased awareness of ingredients in various products, accompanied by firm opinions about what ingredients or characteristics may or may not harm an individual […]

Meat, Plants, the Planet – NGOs, Brand Owners and Consumers’ Connecting Points

by November 17th, 2016

Euromonitor International analyst Hope Lee was present at the recent Food is Great business summit jointly organised by the Institute of Directors and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, held in London. Professor Ian Noble, Senior Research and Development Director at Mondelez, summarised the global food trend in Food System 4.0, comprising four […]

Cargill’s Commitment Shows the Scope of Non-GMO

by November 17th, 2016

The debate about genetically modified organisms (GMO) divides the food industry like nothing else. Global value sales of food and beverage products with GMO-free labelling were upwards of USD17 billion in 2015. Cargill, traditionally a proponent of the use of biotechnology in food, recently announced production of three ingredients with verification from the Non-GMO Project, […]